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I have a new project about to start. We will be picking up the vehicle by Friday this week. With luck I may even get it today after work since I am off early. I have started a blogspot to begin the process. We will be or I will be doing a video series of the process and also talking about what other things one might need and hope to give some indication of real expectations rather than false expectations when one decides to venture into doing an electric car conversion. Any ideas to include will be considered but no guarantees. If you have ideas that will help please PM us with them.


Pete :)

http://onegreenev.blogspot.com/
 
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Got it home. Runs very nice. Handles well. Needs on shock replaced. New interior except the dash pad. Dash pad is only a piece of carpet cut to fit and an edge sewn on. Looks great but not original. Clean and no rust or rot. Clean dry California car. Original owner was here in California and the car has stayed here. Garaged but driven daily for a very long time. Never hit. Ever. Now that is a statement in its self. It is a daily used survivor. It could use new door latches. Hinges are good. All electrics work except the radio. Easy fix. Just take it out. :)

I picked it up with a clean pink for $3k. Well worth the investment. Paint is not original but it was put over the original white. It's OK. Could have been prepped better but it will do for quite some time. Heat is not hooked up. I will keep the engine in until it is sold. I will now be able to start.

Pete :)

Better photos to come.
 

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Nice find! I'd like to find a clean Karmann Ghia convertible, but my wife would likely take it from me. :D
 

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I really like the Ghia's, too! Great looking car, and I'll be lurking along as well as the others.

I'm looking forward to starting my own conversion one day. I hope to convert either a Ghia or a Type 3 fastback to an EV when the time comes. {I know nobody else has this issue, but my wife remains happiest if I don't tackle but one major project at a time, so it has to wait until our garage / workshop is mostly completed. :eek: }
 
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Many have that issue of one project at a time. Should be that way anyway. Too many usually results in none getting done. It is a smart thing to do only one at a time. I sometimes get carried away.

Pete :)
 
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